John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday Nov 29 – Friday Dec 5)
Bressie's starting a band, Neil Delamere is back on the box, as is Rachel Allen – and there's a documentary about the legendary Brendan Behan.
Pick of the week
Brendan Behan – The Roaring Boy, Monday, RTÉ One
Actor Adrian Dunbar, long an admirer of Brendan Behan’s work and someone who has played him on stage in New York, sets out on a journey to recover the man from the myth. Over the course of the documentary, Dunbar travels to the other ...
This week John Byrne takes in a documentary about Dublin's Glasnevin cemetery, the finales of two US dramas, a new series exploring science fiction, and Olly Murs being embarrassed by Graham Norton.
Reviewed: One Million Dubliners (Thursday, RTÉ One); The Leftovers (Tuesday, Sky Atlantic); Legends (Wednesday, Sky 1); Tomorrow's Worlds: The Unearthly History of Science Fiction (Saturdays, BBC Two); The Graham Norton Show (Fridays, BBC One)
After reading some rave reviews when it was originally released a couple of months ago for the cinema, I was really looking forward to seeing One Million Dubliners (Thursday, RTÉ One). What ...
John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday Nov 22 – Friday 28)
The Late Late Toy Show is the biggie this week, while Michael Palin stars in a new drama. Meanwhile it's bye-bye to the likes of Scandal, Vikings and Connected.
Pick of the week
The Late Late Toy Show, Friday, RTÉ One
It’s the biggest annual event on Irish television and it’s back to reveal this year’s most talked-about toys, tested by kids from all around the country. Presented by Ryan Turbridy, last year’s Mary Poppins-themed show proved to be ...
This week John Byrne takes in a fictitious newsroom, the latest look back at the 1970s, and family holidays with a difference.
John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday Nov 15 - Friday 21)
Reviewed: Stalker (Mondays, Sky Living); Two and a Half Men (Wednesdays, Comedy Central); Blue Bloods (Wednesday, Sky Atlantic); Modern Family (Mondays, Sky 1)
John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday Nov 8 - Friday 14)
Reviewed: Angela Scanlon: Full Frontal (Thursdays, RTÉ Two); Boardwalk Empire (Saturdays, Sky Atlantic); Futurama (Sundays, Sky 1); The Simpsons (Sunday, Sky 1); Stand-Up To Sitcom: Pioneers Of Television (Fridays, PBS America)
John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Monday Nov 3 - Friday 7)